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Should i have a lighting cycle?
    #14663412 - 06/24/11 03:02 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Im not sure if i should have a lighting cycle, or none at all...



I ussaly have it on all night and day, its a 15w, cool white 4000k fluro compact bulb.



Any advice? and is my light any good? my little Cube pins arnt growing very fast at all.


Its a bulk tray.


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: Locky]
    #14663416 - 06/24/11 03:03 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Usually you want 6500k, and I usually set 12/12.


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: thor_ak]
    #14663455 - 06/24/11 03:11 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Should i keep the On-Lighting running longer since its 4000k and not in the 6000's?


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: Locky]
    #14663511 - 06/24/11 03:31 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

No, that has nothing to do with it. 6500k is the spectrum, the color the light puts out,

you want a bright blueish/white bulb. The lower the number, the softer

the color, yellows, soft white, ect. If you (sorry) *don't* have a 6500k bulb, you

should try to get indirect sunlight 12 hrs a day. If you can't do that,

stick with what you got 12 on 12 off, and hope for the best.


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: thor_ak]
    #14663514 - 06/24/11 03:34 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Ok, ill run a cycle


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: Locky]
    #14663521 - 06/24/11 03:37 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

I had to edit that post


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: thor_ak]
    #14663533 - 06/24/11 03:43 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

oh

I can get indirect sunlight 12/12



Does it have to be exact? could i just leave it in a spot which gets indirect sun light all day?


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: Locky]
    #14663572 - 06/24/11 04:04 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

It doesn't have to be exactly 12/12, but you should try to keep it close.

I mean, I've left my grow in complete darkness before when I went on a

vacation, thinking they were done growing, and they still grew. Lighting

isn't the most important thing you need to worry about, Fresh Air, humidity

and evaporation are the biggest pinning triggers. But, none the less, you

should have a good light schedule. You could probably even do

13on11off, 14 on 10 off, 15on 9 off or 16 on 8 off. You could go the

other way with it too, but I would suggest giving it at least 10 hrs of

light a day. How much light do you get per day?


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: thor_ak]
    #14663604 - 06/24/11 04:20 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

We have ten hours a day of sunlight.

Ill leave my fc in my bedroom, as it has windows on two sides, and will have light soon as the sun comes up


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: Locky]
    #14663647 - 06/24/11 04:50 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Sounds like a plan, make sure it doesn't get direct sunlight on your substrate


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: thor_ak]
    #14663660 - 06/24/11 04:57 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah the shit drys like a bitch


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: Locky]
    #14664118 - 06/24/11 08:58 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

mushrooms benifit from having a natural light cycle just like we do. Im sure that 24 hoiur light can cause some performace decrease.

doesnt have to be exact, as long as theres a clear day night period. Some people just switch it on when they get up, then turn it off when they go to bed.


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Re: Should i have a lighting cycle? [Re: veda_sticks]
    #14664121 - 06/24/11 09:00 AM (9 years, 10 months ago)

I have had the light off for the first time all day today. Pins everywhere!


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